Giant Squid / by Candace Fleming; illustrated by Eric Rohmann. 9.29.2017

Roaring Brook Press ISBN 9786435995

PRI Grades 1-5 Rating: 5

A 2017 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book, Giant Squid is a picture book that will be enjoyed by readers of many ages. The text, although not rhyming, is written in a poetic manner and is both entertaining and informative. The illustrations of this elusive creature, mostly dark and mysterious, take readers right into the deep. No one had actually seen a live giant squid until 2012 so the information from this wonderful book is the latest and most up to date.

As with all good picture books covering a non-fiction subjects, Giant Squid includes a page of very informative facts along with a bibliography, sites on the internet for research, and a short list of other books about the giant squid.

Candace Fleming’s Giant Squid is highly recommended for school and public libraries.

Ceil Carey, CLJ